Best New Artists 2016

We still don’t know much about infectious new artist Akacia, but her track Waiting Game has us completely smitten with her silky-smooth croon and chilled out production. Read on to see why we think Akacia is on her way to being your favorite new chill out artist!
Rapper/producer Young Lungs blends beautifully spacey electronics with hip hop-beats, while his laid-back vocal delivery makes for a totally fresh and intoxicating sound we can’t get enough of.
New Los Angeles-based songstress RYDER is bound to be the next indie-pop sensation as she’s already creating major buzz with her two tracks, Ruins and Pretty Little Gangster.
Brazilian new artist EMMANUELLE is the latest addition to the DEEWEE label which was founded by Soulwax, and her debut single “Free HiFi Internet” totally has us hooked.
Brisbane, Australia-based new artist GLYPHS has won us over with his hazy instrumentals and hip-hop influenced beats that make for a unique tropical sound that’s perfect for your next chill out playlist.
Ontario native ERIC BRANDON is a 23-year old singer-song writer who's hitting everyone right in the feels with his heartfelt acoustic guitar-driven ballads that give his indie-folk sound a super soulful edge.
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Paris Carney is making a name for herself with her irresistible dark-pop production, heartfelt lyrics, and infectious vocals.
From the Balearic Island of Mallorca, new artist KAASI combines the sounds and ideas of deep house with a little bIt of the future bass movement. Though it's categorized as deep house, it's like nothing you've heard before.
New York’s new artist, TOTEM, is quickly making a name for himself with his emotionally charged alternative pop-ballads and captivating R&B-laced vocals.
Jerusalem-based new artist SwuM quickly grabbed our attention with his innovative beats and lo-fi production that’s putting a unique spin on his hip-hop influenced and ambient instrumentals.
Once you hear what Los Angeles-based new artist ELOHIM has to offer, you won’t be surprised to discover that we here at The Guard are totally in love with her hazy indie pop sound.
New artist Maggie Eckford, aka RUELLE, is quickly gaining some well-deserved attention with her intoxicating dark-pop melodies and cinematic production.
It’s only a matter of time before you start hearing 20-year old Sara Hartman on the radio, as her debut track, Monster Lead Me Home, is destined to make her a pop hit!